Opening Up As Usual?

So, California is scheduled to “open up as usual” on June 15th, 2021. What does that mean? I don’t think it will be as usual. For one, we will be mandated to continue wearing a mask for a while. Also, I’m sure there will be other restrictions that have to continue to keep us safe.  … Read more

Rock The Vote!

As I write this post, there are 48 days left until November 3rd — election day. And like all of you, there has been a lot on my mind and this year’s presidential election is now at the top of my list. Even though things are looking pretty bleak in the political world these days, … Read more

Raising Biracial Daughters

It’s hard to know who you will fall in love and have children with. As a child, I’m not sure most of us would recognize the differences in the boys we are attracted to. What I mean by differences, is the color of their skin, are they short or tall, thin or heavy. As I … Read more

Racism Does Exist!

The picture above may say it all. Why was a person of color, jogging down a road, and followed by armed white individuals shot down? Why did it take 74 days for arrests to be made? Would this have happened if the person who was shot was white? Racism does exist in our community, in … Read more

Community

When it comes to joining together to make our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world better, one of the most important things we can do to make this happen is to find out what we all have in common. Unfortunately, as a community, what we all have in common right now is that we are … Read more

Be Kind

The words “be kind” are all over social media these days. Why is it that we see and hear these words now more than ever? Is it because of the state of our nation and world? With that, does that mean we all need to work harder at being a good neighbor? With the loss … Read more

Women Workforce

Since it is Labor Day, I want to write a little something about our labor force and how women have become, and are a big part of it. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, including women. To some, Labor Day also means or symbolizes the end of summer, and … Read more

So Senseless

Why does it keep happening? Why are there so many senseless acts of violence? This time it hit close to home. It happened in my community. It is with sadness that I write this post. On April 27th, a lone gunman walked into a local synagogue and killed one person and injured several others. This … Read more

Making A Difference

Am I making a difference? Am I doing something important? I ask myself these questions because I’m at the point in my life where I want to do something that helps people and makes the world a better place. It’s easy to feel like I’m just one person, and how can one person make a … Read more